AUTHOR: A. J. Barber
PUBLISHER: Independently published
DATE: December 18, 2020
Thanks to an anonymous friend of the library for donating a copy of Into the Wilds to the Bi Pan Library collection.
Into the Wilds
Caelish Order #2
by A. J. Barber
Alicia and her partner Jordan are trapped in the Elaiyu world, alone and out of their depth while Alicia’s brother Devon suffers under the weight of the contract he swore to guarantee their freedom. Together with Devon’s Elaiyu friend Karenna, they set out on a quest to free Devon from his contract and make it home before the war breaks out between humans and Elaiyu.
It won’t be easy. Soliu’s in town, and his general seems to have a personal grudge against Alicia and Jordan. Alicia’s wards are on the fritz, skewed by the magic of this world. And Jordan has caught the eye of the mysterious Cult of the Glittering Dark. Their ultimate goals are unclear, but one thing’s obvious: they know about Jordan’s psychic gift, and they want it for themselves.
The odds are against them, every day another step closer to war–and to losing Devon for good. But Alicia isn’t about to give up. She’ll brave any challenge to save her brother, even the strange, shifting terrain of the Elaiyu Wilds.
A main character (Karenna) identifies as bi/pan and aromantic on-page in book #3 of the series. Other significant characters have been confirmed by the author as bi/pan (Jordan) and sapphic (Alicia).